NEW CASTLE —
Beaver Falls 13,
The Lady Spartans committed five errors in a Section 5-AA home loss to Beaver Falls.
“We hit the ball really well; the best we’ve hit all year,” Laurel coach Lori Krol said. “Our defense, we just have to shore up our defense. A lot of those errors came from our inexperience.
“We’re only going to keep improving. I was really proud of how we played. We played hard and with positive attitudes.”
Lauren Boston and Ellen Shaffer paced Laurel (0-3, 0-3) with three hits each. Makenna Natale and Kristan Fedrizzi added two apiece for the hosts.
Delaney Baumis drove in two runs for the Lady Spartans.
Natale (0-2) suffered the loss. She tossed seven innings, giving up 13 hits and 13 runs — nine earned — with no walks and three strikeouts.
The Lady Tigers (2-1, 2-1) scored four runs in the first, four in the fifth and five more in the seventh. Laurel tallied two runs in the second, one in the fifth, two in the sixth and four in the seventh.
Central Valley 10,
Central Valley capped the game with a five-run fifth inning in a nonsection home win over Union. The game was stopped in the fifth because of the mercy rule.
The Scotties (1-2) managed just two hits, one single each by Wayne Seamans and Devan Schuller.
Carrington Bell (0-1) suffered the loss. Bell worked four innings, giving up six hits and five runs — three earned — with four walks and one strikeout.
“Carriington Bell didn’t pitch bad,” Union coach Mark Stanley said. “It’s pitching, fielding and hitting. Two out of those three things we’re not doing well right now.
“We have to field it better and hit it better. I’ve been pleased with our pitching.”
The Class AAA Warriors scored a run in the first, three in the second and one more in the third to set up the fifth frame.